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Thoughtfully Engaged

October 21, 2012 Speaker: Reid S. Monaghan Series: DNA - Our Flow at Jacob's Well

Topic: Topical Scripture: 1 Peter 3:13–3:15

Mission Among People (1 Peter 3:13-15)


The Context of Engagement (verses 13, 14)

People in Culture

The Way of Engagement (verse 15)

Christ, Lord, Holy
Theology, Lordship, Focus


Always Prepared to make a Defense
Loving God with the Mind
Caring about Gospel/Culture






Reason for the Hope: Gospel Truth
Gentleness and Respect: Gospel Flow


Thoughtfully Engaged


Our way of life (Acts 17:16-17)


Thoughtful and Engaged MUST Stay Hitched


Community Meditation


Growing in Knowledge

  • There are two ways to be intellectually lazy. 1) Being a skeptic who questions all and believes nothing and 2) Being a fool who never examines any beliefs. Do you find yourself drawn to either of these?

Feeling Life Deeply

  • Why do you think Christians are fearful to share the gospel with others? How can a good knowledge of Apologetics undergird and support evangelistic effort and zeal? Discuss also the ministry of the Holy Spirit in our witness to others.
  • 1 Peter 3 is a passage about suffering. Why do you think giving a reason for our hope is important in the context of suffering?

Living with Courage

  • We must engage people with the gospel. We must. What would prevent our family, missional community and church from doing this?
  • Do you need to deepen in your knowledge? Be emboldened to share?
  • It’s not all up to one individual, but a Spirit empowered community engaging together.

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